Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong welcomes the Atlanta BeltLine and improvements to Lang Carson Park.
REYNOLDSTOWN — Councilwoman Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Parks and Recreation Commissioner George Dusenbury and representatives from the Atlanta BeltLine were at Lang Carson Park Wednesday to open a new entrance to the green space. Lang Carson Park, located in the historic neighborhood of Reynoldstown, will be a key stop along the Atlanta Beltline’s southeast side. The park is in the process of being upgraded with landscaping, new equipment and benches and has been made possible, in part, by a generous donation from the local developer, Environs Residential. Environs Residential is a local, environmentally conscious building company that offers home renovations and improvements. Their business focuses on projects in Reynoldstown and …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Since 2002, District 5 residents have collected 12,000 tires for proper recycling and disposal.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, April 29
by Valencia Hudson REYNOLDSTOWN — One of Atlanta’s largest Earth Day events took place on Saturday, April 27 at 815 Old Flat Shoals Road SE. Residents of District 5 communities from East Lake to Cabbagetown took part in the 12th Annual Tire Round-Up sponsored by Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong. Saturday's haul netted 837 tires. Since 2002, District 5 residents have collected more than 12,000 tires. Since its inception, more than 12,000 have been collected and sent to be recycled. Liberty Tire graciously collects the tires at no charge. Here's the neighborhood breakdown: — Ms. Hudson is Atlanta City Council District 5 public safety liaison.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This little doggie gets carried about.
REYNOLDSTOWN — During warm months, the dog park at Parkgrounds Coffeeshop is a haven for man' best friends. Most of them come to and fro the old-fashioned way: They're walked on a leash. But LE (pronounced Ellie) is carried about in style, via backpack. It's a dog's life.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Lang-Carson is at the heart of Reynoldstown, but its current state doesn't reflect the renaissance taking place in the neighborhood that surrounds it.
by Jeffrey Landers In living here as long as I have, I have seen the neighborhood change slowly from mainly older folks 13 years ago — when I moved here — to single homeowners to young couples to young families with small children. It has been a very pleasant development to see this gradual shift back to a much more family cohesive community than the one I moved into more than a decade ago. In noticing this demographic shift, I have also realized that the park at the center of our neighborhood has fallen behind in it's ability to be used efficiently and effectively by my Reynoldstown neighbors and friends...It seems a little functionally obsolete and unloved these days as compared to the awesome Cabbagetown Park and what will be a more …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
After several years in the real estate business, a former buyer's agent finds new success in another industry.
REYNOLDSTOWN — Success in business means adapting. It means change. And sometimes it means reinventing yourself. That's what Johnny Gianoulidis, owner of the Parkgrounds Café, a coffee, breakfast and sandwich shop that caters to java lovers and their dogs. Gianoulidis, 48, spent five years in the real estate business, three of which were great. But the last two years weren't. A buyer's agent, meaning he represented those looking to purchase homes, he saw business trickle as the Great Recession, which began in 2007, wreaked its havoc on the economy. A native New Englander, he could have gone into the lucrative side of real estate and represent the banks in foreclosures and short sales, which were aplenty. But Gianoulidis, who will soon open…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Four wanted for questioning in Jan. 13 incident.
REYNOLDSTOWN — Atlanta Police have released surveillance video of the four men wanted for questioning in connection with a Jan. 13 armed robbery on Seaboard Avenue. The victim told police he was walking on Seaboard Avenue close to the Inman Park Marta station and the Reynoldstown-Inman Park border when five men approached him, one of them asking him for gum. As he checked his pockets, he pulled out his mobile phone. One of the men asked him to use it and then walked away with the phone. When he protested, one of the men brandished a weapon. Though he reported being accosted by five men, the video only shows four. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.TIPS (8477).
Monday, January 14, 2013
Robbers pulled out a weapon before fleeing.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Monday, January 14
Editor's note: Valencia Hudson, the Atlanta City Council's District 5 public safety liaison, issued the following crime alert to the Inman Park community regarding aarmed robbery that occurred on Seaboard Avenue in neighboring Reynoldstown: On Jan. 13, 2013 at approx. 11:40 p.m. Officer P. Williams received a call to Hurt Street in reference to a pedestrian robbery. Upon arrival she was met by the victim who advised that he was walking near the Inman Park MARTA station when he was approached by five black males. He could not advise the exact location of the incident. He stated that the males asked him for a piece of gum and he checked his pockets and advised that he did not have any. In the process of checking his pockets he removed his …
Support Luke Defense Committee gather in solidarity for their friend and take a stand against homophobia.
LITTLE FIVE POINTS — In a symbolic show of unity and to take a stand against at what they say is homophobia, more than two dozen friends and supporters of Luke Patrick O'Donovan met Sunday evening in a "town hall" meeting to support their incarcerated friend. O'Donovan, 19, remains in police custody following a New Year's Eve stabbing incident in Reynoldstown that left six people — including himself — injured with stab wounds. He is charged with five counts of aggravated assault. The victims have said the stabbings followed an argument they had with O'Donovan at the party. But his friends, who formed the Support Luke Defense Committee that met at the Little Five Points Community Center, dispute that account. They say he was the victim of …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Agency renovating foreclosed site for new headquarters.
For years, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has been based in Grant Park. The agency helps put families into their own homes that they, along with the help of volunteers and home-building professionals construct. But Atlanta Habitat, which has built some 1,200 homes across Atlanta and surrounding Fulton County since its founding in 1983, hasn't had a home of its own. (Atlanta Habitat is a separate affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, which has its operational headquarters in Americus and administrative offices in Downtown.) It has outgrown its current rented headquarters at 519 Memorial Drive, necessitating a push for new digs. The current lease expires at the end 2014. It explains the agency's $12 million campaign that includes …
Charter school closed last year. Should Atlanta Public Schools keep it or sell it for redevelopment?
REYNOLDSTOWN — Last year's closure of Tech High School at 1043 Memorial Drive SE added yet another vacant Atlanta Public School building to the city's list of empty properties. APS had already closed several schools last year following the redistricting drama that gripped the district last year, including Cook Elementary in Capitol Gateway and East Lake Elementary. APS officials have explored alternative uses for Cook and East Lake Elementary is the temporary home of Coan Middle School students. Tech's closure wasn't redistricting-related, but school officials said it APS' funding formula for public charters, which a judge ruled illegal, was a factor in the decision to shutter operations. So now the building, which some former Tech …